A Gender Analysis of the 2017 Lebanese Electoral Law
In 2017 Lebanese parliament passed a new electoral law, in the lead up to the 2018 parliamentary elections. In the lead up to the 2022 elections, UN Women, in partnership with local organization LADE, undertook this study to better understand the impediments to women’s participation and representation in political life. This research paper aims to explore the current electoral law from a gendered perspective, to provide recommendations for reform. It also explores other factors that prevent women from running for elected positions on a footing equal to men.